WANDER (2020)

| Mystery, Thriller |

Director(s): April Mullen

Writer(s): Tim Doiron

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Tommy Lee Jones, Katheryn Winnick, Heather Graham

Release date: 11 September 2020

Running time: 1 hr. 34 mins.


Hired to investigate a suspicious death in the town of Wander, a paranoid private eye with a troubled past becomes convinced the case is linked to the same conspiracy and cover-up that caused the death of his daughter.


Wander plunges right into the heart of conspiracy, opening with the murder of Zoe Guzman (Elizabeth Selby) at the town limits of the quaint desert hamlet, Wander, in New Mexico. Post setting a suspenseful premise, Wander zeroes in on Arthur Bretnik (Aaron Eckhart), an ex-homicide detective turned PI, who seems haunted by a visceral trauma, the kind which seeps into one’s darkest nightmares, and is often indistinguishable from waking reality. Having lost his daughter in a horrific car accident, with his wife in a catatonic state, Arthur is broken and battered from within, invariably nursing wounds that seem unhealable. He is constantly vigilant and ever-armed, waiting for the shadows to pounce upon him, as he grounds himself with affirmations like “I am protected” and “I am powerful” while struggling with mental illness, grief, and acute loss.